Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
8AM - 8PM
8AM - 3PM
Our internal medicine office is accepting new patients from children to adults. Our experienced team offers a variety services including:
Should you go to the emergency department or an urgent care center because of a cut on your finger or chest pain? It's difficult to say. Many times people are torn on which would be best to visit for their medical needs. The best way to decide is that if you think it might be life-threatening, you should head straight to ER. While our Urgent Care has medical staff in place should there be an emergency, it is not as equipped to handle life-threatening situations.
A visit to the emergency room department, sometimes known as "ER," is required in life-threatening circumstances such as a heart attack or significant head trauma. An urgent care center should be used for any disease or injury that does not appear to be life-threatening yet cannot wait until the next day.
Our urgent care centers provide convenient access to quality treatment while your primary care physician's office is closed. Our medical expertise and commitment to personalized care at UC Best Medical Center ensure that patients with urgent health needs receive the finest care possible on days, nights, weekends, and most holidays.
An emergency condition has the potential to harm or risk your life permanently. For any medical emergency that appears to be life-threatening, dial 911 immediately. Some conditions that necessitate emergency medical attention include:
Urgent medical issues are those that are not emergencies but require treatment within 24 hours. Here are a few examples:
In the event of a medical emergency that appears to be life-threatening, dial 911 immediately. The nearest emergency room will give appropriate care. Remember that true emergencies, such as chest pain and severe injuries, require ER visits. Our urgent care experts will assess minor injuries and illnesses. Our staff will refer patients to the appropriate healthcare professional if further specialized care is required. We will transport patients directly to a hospital emergency department for additional treatment if a serious emergency exists.
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Urgent Care bridges your primary care provider and the emergency room. Urgent Care is where to go if you have a minor illness or injury that cannot wait until tomorrow. It is also a viable alternative if you have an illness or injury with no other symptoms or if you do not have any other underlying health issues. An earache, for example, is easily addressed in this type of facility. However, suppose it is accompanied by a high temperature (104 F or above). If you have a history of malignancy or are using immune-suppressing medicine, you should go to the Emergency Department.
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Emergency departments are staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week by physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants who have received emergency care training. Expert physicians in advanced areas such as orthopedics, neurology, and cardiology are readily available to the team. The laboratory and x-ray resources required to diagnose and treat severe and life-threatening situations are also available in emergency departments.
However, Urgent Care clinics, such as US Best Medical Center, are typically staffed by nurses, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. However, sometimes our center also has physicians on staff. Urgent Care providers can order basic labs and imaging tests, such as X-rays, to aid in diagnosis and treatment planning. Most of the time, it is less expensive to be treated at our urgent care facility than it would be at an ER.
Internist education is more specialized than that of a family doctor. Thus their training and knowledge will naturally differ. Yet, if you’re looking for a new doctor for your child, you might prefer a family doctor.
Internal medicine doctors participate in residency programs specializing in taking care of hospitalized patients with training in emergency medicine, critical care, and common medical conditions.
To become a family medicine doctor, you must complete a three-year residency program focusing on outpatient clinics, such as a doctor’s office, with six months of the residency program devoted to inpatient hospitals.
Residency programs for either field may differ depending on location, and different places may have varying residency requirements.
Unlike a typical doctor’s office, our centers do not keep a comprehensive record of a patient’s medical history. Bring any essential medical papers to the clinic to expedite treatment and receive the finest care possible.
This may contain your most recent health insurance information and the names of any prescription medications you are currently taking. A list of your major medical diagnosis and vaccination history can be beneficial.
Also, if your child has a primary care physician (or a pediatrician), keep the doctor’s name and office information handy. If you’re bringing a child who isn’t yours, ensure you get a parental authorization letter from them.
You must also provide a picture ID. Because the clinic does not know who you are, your ID is required to verify your identification. You are also responsible for any payments or copays due at the time of the visit, so be prepared.
During standard clinic hours, you can attend an urgent care center at any time. Be aware that certain seasons of the year may be busier than others. This includes times when many doctors’ offices are closed, such as weekends, nights, and holidays.
The longer it takes to be seen, the more people await ahead of you. If you require urgent care, you can start by calling your nearest urgent care center and inquire about the projected wait time before leaving your house. If you arrive when the clinic is not busy, you will be seen by a healthcare practitioner sooner. Lunchtime and after school are two other times that we are usually busy, so plan ahead. Always bring snacks and things to entertain the kids. This will help the wait go by quicker for everyone.
When you visit our center, be sure to leave as many people home as possible. You don’t need the entire family to come for the adventure. This will help keep the spread of infectious diseases to a minimum for everyone.
Urgent care centers are medical clinics where non-life-threatening ailments, such as minor illnesses or minor injuries, can be treated. You can usually visit our facilities without an appointment, although booking one or checking in ahead of time may assist in lessening your wait time.
Understanding what urgent care clinics can and cannot treat will assist you in deciding where to seek medical care.
It’s usually best to see a doctor or other healthcare expert you’ve seen before, especially if it’s a chronic issue that can wait. However, for those minor illnesses that pop up, UC Best Medical Center has you covered.